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 Post subject: tung oil and gunny paste
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:21 pm 
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Is there any harm done applying "gunny paste" over a pure tung oil finish?

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It all depends on what you are calling gunny paste. :D

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I looked up Gunny paste.
It is a brand name for a 1/3 wax mix
1/3 beeswax
1/3 turpentine
1/3 BLO
just like we all use.

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Where do you get "Gunny Paste" ?

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Where do you get "Gunny Paste" ?


http://www.thegunstockdoctor.com/Products.html

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:18 am 
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A 1/3 mix will be fine over a Pure Tung Oil (PTO) finish.

Here is one I did with PTO and finished off with Tom's 1/3 Mix.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:33 am 
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Thank you Candyman. There is also a web site selling the 1/3 paste as Gunnys paste. :D

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fn49guy wrote:
Thank you Candyman. There is also a web site selling the 1/3 paste as Gunnys paste. :D



Aladinbama (Tom) is a member and sponsor of the forum. He is the one that makes the Tom's 1/3 Mix.
Buying from him helps to supports the forum. :thumb:

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fn49guy wrote:
Thank you Candyman. There is also a web site selling the 1/3 paste as Gunnys paste. :D



Aladinbama (Tom) is a member and sponsor of the forum. He is the one that makes the Tom's 1/3 Mix.
Buying from him helps to supports the forum. :thumb:

http://www.thegunstockdoctor.com/Products.html


No need to look anywhere else, Just buy the Tom's 1/3 Mix. :thumb:

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No need to look anywhere else, Just buy the Tom's 1/3 Mix.


Great stuff!
I use it all the time!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:14 pm 
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I just applied the final coat of Tom's Mix to my M1 stock. A CMP rifle, it came with new Boyd wood. The upper handguard is beech, the rest birch.

Lee "cut it down" to WWII dimensions and bleached out the cheap stain for me, and I did the rest. Lots of sanding, leather dye for stain, PTO from Real Milk, and then the Tom's mix. Looks one HELL of a lot better than it did.

Now that this stinking tropical heat has gone, I'm looking forward to shooting this puppy again.

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I just applied the final coat of Tom's Mix to my M1 stock. A CMP rifle, it came with new Boyd wood. The upper handguard is beech, the rest birch.

Lee "cut it down" to WWII dimensions and bleached out the cheap stain for me, and I did the rest. Lots of sanding, leather dye for stain, PTO from Real Milk, and then the Tom's mix. Looks one HELL of a lot better than it did.

Now that this stinking tropical heat has gone, I'm looking forward to shooting this puppy again.

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Welcome aboard. Now you need to moke a thread to show and tell others how you finished the stock. I bet it looks good.
You need to stop by the house again.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:35 pm 
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As you warned me, the birch did not take the dye evenly. I did my best to even it out, but still have some darker areas around the comb and pistol grip areas. No big deal, it still looks fine.

As to how, well, I followed your tutorial. I was too lazy to go to the store and buy some mineral spirits to thin the first coat of oil with, so I just rubbed it in vigorously with the steel wool. Nothing but good old elbow grease, and a bit of care when sanding.

I put it back together last night. I'll re-zero the first chance I get.

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